Microfacies of Carbonate Rocks
Analysis, Interpretation and Application
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|Format:||Mixed media product, 996 pages|
|Other Information: ||318 black & white illustrations, 22 colour illustrations, 7 black & white tables, 137 black & white halftones, 22 colour illustrations, 181 black & white line drawings|
|Published In: ||Germany, 12 July 2004|
The book brings together the methods used in microfacies analysis and details the potential of microfacies in evaluating depositional environments and diagenetic history, and, in particular, applying microfacies data in the study of carbonate hydrocarbon reservoirs and the provenance of archaeological materials. The first part of the book introduces microfacies analysis; the second part deals with the interpretation of the microfacial data; and the third part explores the practical use of microfacies. This last part focuses on the facies controls of reservoir and host rocks, the importance of microfacies and diagenesis for understanding technological properties of carbonate rocks and the destruction and conservation of carbonate objects, and discusses the potential of microfacies for archaeometrical studies. Nearly 400 instructive plates and figures (30 in color) showing thin-section photographs with detailed explanations form a central part of the content.
Table of Contents
New Perspectives in Microfacies.- Carbonate Depositional Environments.- Microfacies Analysis.- Methods.- Microfacies Data: Matrix and Grains.- Microfacies Data: Fabrics.- Quantitative Microfacies Analysis.- Diagenesis, Porosity, and Dolomitization.- Classification - A Name for Your Sample.- Limestones are Biological Sediments.- Fossils in Thin Section: It is Not That Difficult.- Microfacies Interpretation.- Summarizing Microfacies Criteria: Microfacies Types.- Recognizing Paleoenvironmental Conditions.- Integrated Facies Analysis.- Depositional Models, Facies Zones and Standard Microfacies.- Basin Analysis: Recognizing Depositional Settings.- Realizing Depositional Constraints and Processes.- Practical Use of Microfacies.- Reservoir Rocks and Host Rocks.- Carbonate Rock Resources, Facies, Weathering, Preservation.- Microfacies and Archaeology.
From the reviews:
My general conclusion is: FlA1/4gel achieved a momentous job in newly summarising the huge volume of dispersed data of one type of geological phenomena as preserved in our billion-year (well, approximately!) old stratigraphic record a" as evidenced alone by many of the authora (TM)s theoretical and practical comparative diagrams and tables. Dear reader, dona (TM)t be without this reference handbook, or mini-encyclopaedia! Every geological or Earth science company, college or university and research institute library ought to have a copy.
The Australian Geologist, Newsletter, No. 135, p.45-46, June 30, 2005
"Written for upper level undergraduates and graduates and can also be used in research, exploration and production of hydrocarbons and ores. a ] An appendix presents answers to exercises distributed throughout the text. a ] It is clear that this work is the result of lifelong research a ] . new aspects have been added, and up-to-date references and personal communications are used. a ] A remarkable feature of the book is the abundance of excellent quality illustrations and the lengthy and detailed plate captions." (T. J .A. Reijers, Journal of Sedimentary Research, February, 2005)
"Microfacies is regarded as the total of all sedimentological and paleontological data a ] . Excellently edited, with 330 figures and 151 plates of the highest quality a ] the book will be a precious item in a geologista (TM)s collection. a ] The book is clearly structured and presented. a ] The book will be invaluable for geologists and geophysicists, both academic and those working in geologic prospection and industry. The wealth of figures is a good basisfrom which academic teachers can prepare their lectures for graduate students." (Marek Lewandowski, Pure and Applied Geophysics, Vol. 163, 2006)
"This version is a much expanded, up-to-date and very clearly laid out reference work with a CD containing a massive reference list a ] . There should be copies in every university library and petrology teaching laboratory, oil company and service company and it should have a place on the shelves of every sedimentologist. It is a book the young sedimentologist will have to read methodically, and the experienced specialist can learn much from it." (Paul Wright, Geological Magazine, Vol. 143 (1), 2006)
"This encyclopedic book is a valuable reference for graduate students, faculties, researchers, and professionals dealing with aspects of carbonates a ] . A CD with 14,000 additional references and some visual charts, which would be of help to students and researchers, is included. a ] Hence, this book is highly recommended to librarians of universities, petroleum geology departments, research and development units of oil companies and other organizations, as well as professionals interested in carbonate rocks." (B. K. Sahu, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Vol. 91 (4), April, 2007)
|Publisher: ||Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K|
|Dimensions: ||27.0 x 19.0 x 5.0 centimeters (2.62 kg)|